California small businesses are the driving force of economic growth for the State of California. The California Department of General Services knows the value of supporting these businesses through contracting opportunities with the state. The Small Business First policy is one of the most effective and efficient ways to procure goods and services for the state, and include small businesses in the process. The Small Business Option simplifies the procurement process and helps departments meet their small business participation goals. Hear first-hand from buyers, small business owners, and government leaders about their experiences and successes with the Small Business First policy and contracting with small businesses. Connect with the Department of General Services to jump-start your department’s small business program.